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Project Architect

New York, United States

Job Description

Node Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, P.C. is integrated multi-disciplinary firm providing architectural and engineering services to both public and private sector clients.  Our projects range from small interior renovations to design and development of large multifamily and mixed-use projects, commercial spaces, tenant fit-outs, and hospitality throughout the New York City Area. Our team consists of enthusiastic, creative and dedicated self-managed individuals with professional and positive mindsets creating a fun and productive working environment with open communication and team collaboration.


Responsibilities:

-Initial client consultations -Visit site or meet virtually to consult directly with the client to determine the client expectations and project needs. If required, perform multiple consultations in Predesign and Schematic design phase with clients to fully define client and project needs prior to the design development commencement 
-Initial Site evaluation and investigations – Obtain and evaluate all project applicable documentation (existing drawings, survey, asbestos report, soil boring test, etc) ; Perform site inspection to record existing conditions assessment through photographic data taking and measurements; Evaluate the overall site, location and magnitude of the site, its constraints and opportunities, including assessing the utilities available to the site 
-Identify and assess the Architectural and Engineering scope of work associated with the project; Set budgets for architectural work, create RFP’s  for engineering consultants associated with the project, obtain their pricing and coordinate with Sales team to generate estimates and contracts 
-Identify codes (eg. zoning, building code, fire code, ADA) applicable to the project scope and accordingly perform code research and analysis, and provide code compliant design solutions for various projects (interior and exterior, commercial, and residential, developments and renovations)   
-Identify Regulatory Agencies requirements applicable to project (NYC DOB, NYC DEP, FDNY, NYC DOT) and consult with regulatory agencies regarding code interpretations if required 
-Upon completion of thorough client needs assessment,  site investigation, code analysis and upon Architectural and Engineering scope of work assessment,  perform project planning , assign project team members and work closely with drafting/modeling/production team, and expediting team members for timely manner execution of project 
-Project Progress Client consultations- provide Clients with updates on biweekly basis, and when required meet with clients to discuss project progress, or to clear up any concerns that may arise during the design or construction process 
-Project Progress Team consultations – schedule internal and external team member review meetings to obtain design progress updates on project deliverables, and to assure timely manner design coordination with all disciplines involved in the project (A,S, MEPS) 
-Manage both time schedules, and project budgets to ensure project profitability 
-Review and approve project team timesheets 
-Proactive ‘’potential issues and problem ‘’ identification and resolution; Perform independent, in-depth investigations of specific problems including architectural/engineering analysis and recommendations 
-Work closely and communicate with Principle Architect, and Sales Team on new projects and sales opportunities  
-Prepare material specification documents; Develop and maintain project manual for certain projects 
-Perform bidding phase professional and administrative services; Finalize and assemble Bid documents; Schedule Prebid walk thru, perform comprehensive Bid comparison, request revised bids, when applicable, and provide final recommendations to the Owners 
-Create Progress and SIA inspection schedule associated with the project scope of work, schedule and attend preconstruction meeting with all contractors and subcontractors, inform them of required inspections, and other construction phase requirements 
-Perform periodic site visits to projects under construction to monitor the quality of design and construction work performed  
-Perform periodic site visits to projects under construction to witness and record work associated with Special inspections contracted by Node  
-Progress and Special Inspection reports writing, and coordination with owner, contractor, subcontractors, and other consultants involved in the project 
-Project Material Submittals, Requisitions, Change Orders review and approvals 
-Develop and maintain all Construction Administration documentation pursuant to AIA regulations  
-Attend meetings with the building manager and contractor to discuss the project issues and schedule 
-Identify the change in both Contractor’s and Node’ s scope of work, and accordingly coordinate with client, sales and project team  
-At ‘Substantial Completion’ work with the contractor to generate a punch list and oversee its execution, and with Node expediting team to assure timely manner sign off of the project with authorities having jurisdiction  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Job Type:  This is full-time Project Architect position offering a benefit package competitively paced within the local market, including medical, disability, paid time off, paid holidays, commuter benefits, continued education reimbursement, exceptional indoor office air quality and more.

Qualifications:

-At least 3+ years of experience as Project Architect, Bachelors or Masters Degree preferred
-Ability to handle multiple deadlines and collaborate/coordinate with project design team, clients and consultants
-Monitor project progress, communicate promptly with clients and project staff
-Willing to learn and take direction from senior management
-Ability to work well under pressure and with a positive attitude
-Ability to generate tangible changes and improvements
-Attentive to detail and precision, taking pride in their work
-Ability to work independently in a fast-paced dynamic environment
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience with Office 365 and SharePoint, Odoo a plus

Work authorization:
• United States (Required)
Additional Compensation:
• Bonuses
Schedule:
• Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations